The city of Nuremberg, with its Imperial Castle at the top of the hill, was one of the most important fortified cities of the Old Holy Roman Empire! The city was known as one of the richest trade centres in Europe and today Nuremberg's historical significance is reflected in its wonderful town houses, gothic churches and splendid palaces, in an otherwise modern and lively city. The beautiful old town is best explored on foot and is divided by a river. The castle dominates the north-western corner of the old town and the city moat, which was never filled with water, still exists for around two kilometres!
Our school is located in the centre of Nuremberg and has over 40 years of experience in teaching German to foreign students. There are 5 well-equipped, spacious and modern classrooms with a lot of natural light. The school's teachers are all native German graduates, with teaching qualifications in German as a foreign language.
Courses in Nuremberg
Our Summer Programme for Teenagers in Nuremberg is available each year in June, July and August for all students aged 14 to 17 years old, who have studied German for one or two years in school, or who otherwise have previous knowledge at elementary level. The course consists of 20 general language lessons each week, combined with a varied and exciting timetable of activities, visits and excursions. Spending the summer at our school in Nuremberg is great way to increase your confidence and German language ability, whilst making new friends of the same age, from all around the world. The total-immersion nature of the course balances high quality tuition and home-stay accommodation with a German family, meaning that you will get to know the German way-of-life and culture and have the chance to practise German every day, whenever you wish!
Students stay in shared rooms, with another international student of the same age, in full-board accommodation with a German host family. Single bedrooms can be requested at an additional cost. The hosts are carefully selected for the comfort and facilities provided and for their welcoming and caring nature. Staying with a host family offers a lot of opportunity to learn more about the local culture and to meet the native people. The homes are often located up to a maximum of 45 minutes from the school by public transport and the subway, buses and trams in the city centre are all easy and safe to use. A local transport pass is included in the programme. Students receive 3 meals each day and a packed lunch on excursion days. Please remember to inform us at the time of your booking if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies.
The programme provides students with a great deal of individual and personal attention in tailor-made lessons, especially designed for teenagers. The team of teachers are enthusiastic and committed, offering daily support to all students. All of the afternoon and evening activities and excursions are also supervised by member of staff. Otherwise students will spend their free-time and Sundays with their host families and are free to meet with friends, as long as they inform their host where they will be and the time that they will return.
The programme includes a minimum of 4 activities each week in the afternoons, as well as one full-day excursion every Saturday. Nuremberg is a vibrant and modern big city, with a great many things to do and see in the centre and also in the surrounding countryside. The school organises a sightseeing tour for all new students on arrival and other activities include things such as: visiting local museums and art galleries, pedal-boating on the Nuremberg lake, a tour of the city's medieval dungeons and the castle,a visit to a biscuit factory, bowling, tour of the Albrecht Dürer House, film afternoons and games in the school. There is often a half-day trip to the Zoo and a farewell party at the end of the course. Excursions at the weekend will enable you to discover Würzburg, the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg, Beautiful Regensburg and Bayreuth, to name just a few possibilities.
The Summer Course is ideal for young adults aged 14-17 years old, who wish to spend a relaxing holiday improving their German language ability, developing their confidence and getting to know other students from all over the world. In addition you have the chance to get to know this beautiful part of Germany and to discover the German way-of-life and culture.
How to get there
Students can arrive at Nuremberg Airport and book an airport transfer service to meet them and take them to their accommodation directly, however this is not included in the course fees. Students who make their way to the city centre will be met by their host families on arrival at the train station in Nuremberg and returned to the train station on their departure.